Tuesday, May 29, 2007

MOVE REVIEW: “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

    Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, a pirate’s life for me…” To think, that a 40-year-old amusement park ride could spawn a multi-million dollar blockbuster trilogy. Nonetheless, Disney Picture’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” films have surpassed all expectations in becoming one of the most popular film franchises. With the first movie, “Curse of the Black Pearl” released in 2003 and the sequel “Dead Man’s Chest” in 2006, the third installment in this epic, swashbuckling, and action-packed blockbuster has blown this summer’s competition (literally) out of the water!
    In “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, we reunite with the crew of the Black Pearl, along with William Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris), with a little help from the recently resurrected Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to rescue Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from Davy Jone’s Locker. They reluctantly travel to Singapore to seek the pirate Sao Feng (Chow Yun-Fat) for aid in their quest all-the-while, dodging their sworn enemies: the East India Trading Company, led by Lord Cutler Beckett (Tom Hollander) and Commodore James Norrington (Jack Davenport) with their unlikely ally, the tentacle-faced Capt. Davy Jones (Bill Nighy). On top of all that, there is still the matter of Will Turner’s promise to marry Elizabeth and his determination to save his father ‘Bootstrap’ Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) from Davy Jone’s eternal clutches.
      While Capt. Jack resides in the “locker,” an alternate dimension, (which looks an awful lot like Utah’s Salt Lake Desert) where Jack is driven to the brink of insanity as he carries on conversations with his numerous other-selves. The crew must now journey to the edge of the world and beyond to bring Capt. Jack back from the dead, because they need him as one of the eight pirate lords to wage war on Beckett and Jones. Now, there is a new twist, as the pirate lords must seek the help of the sea goddess Calypso, to aid them in their battle or all is lost. It’s an all out battle-royal with a ruthless battle between Beckett and the pirates with a face-to-face fight with Capt. Jack versus Davy Jones and a surprise ending that no one would expect. Also, be sure to stay after the credits for another little surprise.
    “At World’s End” combines a uniquely complex plot along with intense supernatural suspense and epic, swashbuckling action in this third and (maybe?) last installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
Dead men tell no tales…”